Hawkeye fans, rejoice: Marvel Studios is making an all-new series about the superhero archer for Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus. Along with new films and TV series featuring Doctor Strange, Thor, and others, “Hawkeye” is part of the latest stage of Marvel Studios’ plan for world domination — sorry, we mean for movies and TV shows — Phase 4.
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But, Marvel super-fans, this begs the question of where to stream “Hawkeye.” How can you watch “Hawkeye” online, whether you’re in your living room or on the go? The answer is pretty simple, so we’ll also discuss what we know about “Hawkeye,” when the “Hawkeye” series is coming out, and where it fits in alongside Marvel Studios’ other projects.
What is Hawkeye going to be about?
Directed by Rhys Thomas and directing team Bert & Bertie, Hawkeye will follow the eponymous Avenger Clint Barton, played by Jeremy Renner, as well as the next Hawkeye, Kate Bishop, played by newcomer to the MCU Hailee Steinfeld. The trailer—which is delightfully whimsical—reveals Kate has been masquerading as Ronin, or a version of Ronin. After being confronted by Clint, both Hawkeyes team up for some form of a dangerous mission that involves several car chases and a shootout in Rockefeller Plaza. There’s also a brief cameo by Vera Farmiga, who’s listed on IMDb as playing Eleanor Bishop, Kate’s mother, and a very small glimpse of Alaqua Cox as Echo/ Maya Lopez, another Marvel character that takes on the Hawkeye mantle.
Notably absent from the first trailer is Florence Pugh, who plays Natasha Romanoff’s sister Yelena Belova and was announced as appearing in Hawkeye after the events of Black Widow (2021). It’s unclear whether Yelena will emerge as the series’ central antagonist or an unlikely ally for Kate and Clint. It’s also unclear whether or not the events of Hawkeye will follow in the footsteps of Marvel’s most recent series, Loki, or factor in the MCU-altering events therein. Regardless, we’re very excited to check out Rogers: The Musical and anything else Hawkeye has to offer us.
You can catch Hawkeye on November 24, 2021, and in the meantime, you can catch up on what’s been happening in the rest of the MCU on Disney+.
Hawkeye cast: who you’ll see in this show
Jeremy Renner returns to play Clint Barton in Hawkeye, reprising a role he’s now been playing for 10 years since Thor’s first solo movie.
After a long period of speculation, it was confirmed that actress Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Bumblebee) will play Kate Bishop, after the actress was photographed on-set in late 2020.
Steinfeld decided to play Bishop because she trusted Marvel, according to an interview with Collider. “If there’s anyone to trust, it’s Marvel. I’m just so honored to be a part of the MCU, and more so excited to be able to talk about it. It’s been quite a while that I’ve been having to keep that a secret, and I’m not good at that. It’s been a wonderful experience, developing this character and taking elements of her from the comics and what we know with her history. It’s just very exciting to be playing a character, much like Emily, that is so loved by so many people.”
It seems likely we’ll see Bishop return in other projects on the big screen down the line – just like how Disney Plus show Ms. Marvel will have its titular character appear in Captain Marvel 2, otherwise known as The Marvels.
Other cast members confirmed for the show in late 2020 by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige were Vera Farmiga as Eleanor Bishop, Kate’s mother, Fra Fee as Kazi and Tony Dalton as Jack Duquesne, Barton’s early mentor.
Meanwhile, Alaqua Cox will portray Maya Lopez/Echo. In the comics, Echo is a deaf Native American who can perfectly copy another person’s movements. She’s similar to Taskmaster in that respect, and we can expect her to be the show’s major (or at least secondary) antagonist. Zahn McClarnon will play Maya’s father William.
A news story revealing Farmiga’s casting by The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that actress Florence Pugh is also involved in the show. She played Yelena Belova in the Black Widow movie and, judging by its post-credits scene, it’s likely that she’ll be after Barton to seek revenge for Natasha Romanoff’s death in Endgame.
Finally, Ava Russo, Ben Sakamoto and Cade Woodward will reprise their roles as Barton’s children Lila, Cooper and Nathaniel.
In terms of behind-the-scenes talent, Hawkeye is being directed by Rhys Thomas (SNL, John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch) and British duo Bert and Bertie. The latter worked on episodes of shows like Jim Carrey series Kidding and dark historical Hulu comedy The Great. They also directed the Amazon Prime movie Troop Zero, which received mostly positive reviews when it was release in 2019.
Mad Men writer Jonathan Igla is the series’ showrunner.
Why a Hawkeye TV show makes perfect sense
It never seemed like Hawkeye was at the front of the queue to get an Avengers solo spin-off movie, but in the age of Disney Plus, the opportunity to tell a deeper story with Jeremy Renner’s archer is more enticing. Finding a new angle on the character is definitely the tricky part – he’s been through a lot across the different Avengers movies, and has retired from avenging twice already.
It’s hard to give Clint a clean slate at this point, then, but this is something that comic books have to deal with all the time when characters accumulate decades of personal history.
Like so many Marvel heroes getting their own Disney Plus shows, too, we’ve never actually got to enjoy that much screen time with Hawkeye. His show should change that and, given how amusing it looks, add another layer to a character that audiences are already familiar with.
If the series manages to retain any of the texture of the comic that’s seemingly inspired it, this could be a low-key terrific entry into the MCU canon.
When Is the ‘Hawkeye’ Series Release Date?
We wish we had a firm date, but all Disney Plus will say right now is the show is coming in “late 2021.” That may seem like a long way off, but the show only started filming in December 2020. Filming wrapped in spring 2021, so Disney Plus needs time to do all the post-production work and promote the show (although we’re guessing that won’t be hard). The “Hawkeye” trailer should rack up millions of views in the first few hours after release. We don’t know when the trailer will debut either, but our best guess is sometime in summer 2021.
How many Hawkeye episodes will there be?
Marvel TV shows on Disney Plus will be divided into six episodes. That confirmation comes by way of a short TV Guide Magazine write-up (per Reddit user magikarpcatcher), which reveals we’ll be getting six instalments in Hawkeye’s show.
There’s no word yet on how long each entry will be. Judging by past live-action MCU TV shows, though, they’re likely to be around 40 to 50 minutes.
Can I Watch ‘Hawkeye’ on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
This is going to be a small chart, because a streaming service as big as Disney Plus works with all the major platforms and devices. See below to find out how you can watch “Hawkeye” with Disney Plus.
How to Watch ‘Hawkeye’ Online
This is the part of our “How to Watch” articles where we usually list all the ways to watch whatever network television channel, movie, or TV show we’re talking about. In the case of the all-new “Hawkeye” series, though, things are pretty simple. Since “Hawkeye” will be a Disney Plus original series, you’ll only be able to watch it on one streaming service, which is, drumroll, please:
Watch Hawkeye for free on Disney+
To watch “Hawkeye” online (or at all, for that matter), you’ll need to subscribe to Disney’s streaming service, Disney Plus.
“Hawkeye” is not the extent of Disney Plus’ Marvel offerings though. It has more Marvel titles than the Hulk has anger issues. The service launched with some Marvel movies to stream, and more titles arrived in 2020 as old contracts with streaming competitors expired, freeing hit Marvel Studios films to come home to Disney Plus.
Marvel Studios is also plotting lots of new content for Phase 4, and “Hawkeye” is just one small piece of the puzzle. This year began with the launch of “WandaVision,” which was even better than fans expected. Spring brought “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Loki” launches this summer, which is good news for Marvel fans and great news for my mom, who finds Tom Hiddleston especially attractive when he’s playing the god of mischief. In 2022, Disney Plus is slated to launch a series about She-Hulk that will star Tatiana Maslany of “Orphan Black” fame. That sounds like a recipe for an angsty drama, but it’s actually going to be a legal comedy of sorts.
Disney Plus will also eventually be the streaming home of upcoming Marvel Studios movies after their theatrical runs.
Where can you find Hawkeye when it comes out?
You can stream Hawkeye when it is released on Disney+. Disney+ is available via internet connection if you live in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Channel Islands, France, Germany, India, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Italy, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, or the U.S. Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform can be accessed from desktop browsers, mobile devices, game consoles, and more.
Disney+ is home to Walt Disney Studios films, Marvel films and series, Disney Channel original series, Pixar films and shorts, Star Wars films and series, and National Geographic titles. The platform is also constantly releasing new content, such as Loki and What If…?, upcoming series like Obi-Wan Kenobi, and upcoming film releases like The Eternals, Encanto, and more.
How can you watch Hawkeye?
To start watching Hawkeye on November 24, you can subscribe to Disney+ today starting at $7.99 or $79.99 for a year’s subscription. Consider investing in a bundle with Hulu or ESPN+ to get the most out of your subscription, or even subscribing for a year to save a little extra money.
Disney+ is available on devices like Apple products, Roku streaming devices, Google Chromecast, Android phones and TV devices, XBOX One, PlayStation 4, LG TVs, Samsung products, Chrome OS, Mac OS, or Windows PC. If you’re worried about connecting to the service, check out their supported devices list and sign up for email updates at DisneyPlus.com to keep updated on which devices are compatible.
In addition to all of its new content, Disney+ is also home to classic films like Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Robin Hood, A Bug’s Life, and The Princess and The Frog that you can watch on-demand, as well as Disney Channel Original shows and TV series like Sky High, Elena of Avalor, Kim Possible, and The Owl House. They also have a lot of properties you might not expect, like Pixar Shorts, The Princess Bride, The Simpsons, Home Alone, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Hamilton, and more.